I find myself at very stressful point in my life as Ill be starting my LD/OB clinical rotation next semester. The prospect of what ill be asked to do there terrifies me and I wish I could just pass with the theory part. Ive always been a very awkward guy and intensly uncomfortable in any sort of intimate situation (im straight but im still a virgin but plz dont ask about my age it just never seems to work out and i sure been trying for a long time
and i think it would prob be topic for another forum) But for me I guess its going to creat a HUGE white elephant in room when ill need to see my patient and make her feel very uncomfortable too as she sees how unconfident i appear. I was rather pushed into nursing out of secure career considerations and am running out of options now quickly. I really want to suceed but dont think i have the psychological strength to suceed in nursing if its what is required of me in clinicals.
Feb 29, '12
Thanks for the prompt reply and no im not pulling your leg and im not fresh out of highschool so it makes things that much worse (particularly how western culture looks at guys in my "not teen but not quite-adult position" in life and how it makes us feel). Ive been thinking for a while now that nursing isnt for me but theres not much i can do and dont wanna be stuck in minimum wage job all my life but I guess thats better than doing something that you hate for the rest of your life (elderly care like changing diapers and cleaning also makes me very uncomfortable and i always thought that i could become a psych nurse or ER (or you know like assisting in surgery like on medical shows) nurse where there would be little of that). I guess I had a very wrong image of what is required of a nurse or had been watching too many medical tv dramas.
Last edit by canadiandude on Feb 29, '12